Harbour City Ferries

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PredecessorSydney Ferries
Founded28 July 2012
Area served
Port Jackson
Parramatta River
ServicesFerry operator
ParentTransdev Australasia

Harbour City Ferries is the operator of ferry services in the Sydney Ferries network, under a seven-year contract on 28 July 2012.[1][2][3] It is owned by Transdev Australasia. It was initially formed as a 50/50 joint venture between Transfield Services (later Broadspectrum) and Transdev Australasia. Transdev bought out Broadspectrum's 50% shareholding in December 2016.[4]

As part of the operation contract, Harbour City Ferries leases both the Balmain Maintenance Facility and the fleet from the government agency Sydney Ferries.[5]

As of December 2016, Harbour City Ferries employs more than 650 people and its fleet consisted of 32 vessels.[4] The government acquired six more ferries in 2017 that were added to the Harbour City Ferries fleet.[6]

In July 2019, Harbour City Ferries will commence a new contract until June 2028.[7]


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  1. ^ "Harbour City Ferries". Harbour City Ferries. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-20.
  2. ^ Private Operator to take control of ferry services Sydney Morning Herald 3 May 2012
  3. ^ Steady as he goes: ferries sail into private hands Sydney Morning Herald 28 July 2012
  4. ^ a b TRANSDEV AUSTRALASIA ACQUIRES 100% OF HARBOUR CITY FERRIES, Transdev Australasia, Published 8 December 2016, Retrieved 19 January 2018
  5. ^ Annual Report 30 June 2012 Sydney Ferries
  6. ^ Sydney Ferries FleetArchived 2018-01-19 at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW 18 December 2017
  7. ^ More ferry services for Sydney after government awards $1.3b contract Sydney Morning Herald 27 February 2019